About Us

OUR MISSION

Odyssey Impact® drives social change through innovative storytelling and media, connecting faith and secular communities.

 

Founded in 1987 as the National Interfaith Cable Coalition, Odyssey Impact® is an interfaith 501c3 that harnesses the goodwill of faith based and secular organizations to build awareness, change attitudes and catalyze actions for social change through award-winning films, powerful stories, impact campaigns and coalitions of change makers.

OUR VISION

Based on a 30 year history of creating 1,000 films and videos and reaching millions of viewers, Odyssey Impact® will reach and empower coalitions of change makers to build strong communities around compassion, justice and hope.

 

Odyssey Impact® will reach millions of people in three years through documentaries and social impact campaigns that focus on the human journey, inspiring change and promoting healing in the critical areas of race, gender, violence, the environment and criminal and economic justice.

OUR WORK

We believe that powerful stories can connect communities and catalyze social justice, sparking compassion and nurturing hope in communities of all faiths and among all people of good will.

 

Tapping into our unique network, including faith-based communities, congregations, faith leaders, seminarians, and secular partners, Odyssey Impact® builds and executes strategic, meaningful impact campaigns around urgent social justice issues, with award-winning documentaries as the centerpiece of our work.

 

By fostering community engagement through film, we mobilize individuals, change makers, influencers and educators to come together around the pressing issues of our time, including racial justice, gender justice and ending mass incarceration.

OUR LEADERSHIP

Ms. Marcia Fingal

Ms. Marcia Fingal

Board Chair

Ms. Rita Mullin

Ms. Rita Mullin

Board Vice Chair

Rev. Robert Chase

Rev. Robert Chase

Board Secretary

Rev. Robert Warren

Rev. Robert Warren

Board Treasurer

Rabbi Matthew D. Gewirtz

Rabbi Matthew D. Gewirtz

Senior Rabbi of Congregation B’nai Jeshurun

Board Member

Ms. Lisa Jean

Ms. Lisa Jean

Board Member

Mr. Riaz Patel

Mr. Riaz Patel

Board Member

Mr. David C. Purvis

Mr. David C. Purvis

Board Member

Rev. Adriene Thorne

Rev. Adriene Thorne

Senior Minister, First Presbyterian Church of Brooklyn

Board Member

Rev. Dr. Daniel P. Matthews

Rev. Dr. Daniel P. Matthews

Chair Emeritus

Board Member

Rev. Derrick Harkins

Rev. Derrick Harkins

Immediate Past Chair

Board Member

Mr. Nick Stuart

Mr. Nick Stuart

President & CEO, Odyssey Impact®, Ex-Officio

Board Member

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